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Medieval Pandemic: The Global Black Death and the 14th Century

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Primary Sources

Catalog at Falvey
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WorldCat (OCLC)
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Hathi Trust
Millions of books online. Books published up until 1923 are freely available online. Use the library's catalog or the EZ-Borrow catalog for access to later publications.

Internet Archive
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E-ZBorrow and Interlibrary Loan
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Horrox, Rosemary. The Black Death. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1994.
A collection of documents written by those who lived and died in the mid-fourteenth century (1348-1350). It traces through contemporary writings of the impact of the Black Death in Europe with particular emphasis on its spread across England.

Aberth, John. The Black Death: The Great Mortality of 1348-1350 : A Brief History With Documents. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2005.

Marcus, Jacob Rader, and Marc Saperstein. "The Black Death and the Jews: 1348–1349." In The Jews in Christian Europe: A Source Book, 315–1791, 153-59. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015. doi:10.2307/j.ctt1f89t1n.28.

Simonsohn, Shlomo. The Apostolic See and the Jews: Documents: 1394-1464. Toronto : Leiden: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1989.

Secondary Sources

Catalog at Falvey
Keyword and subject searches in the Library's catalog are good starting points. Search results can be narrowed with facets such as topic, era, language or region. Facets are located on the right hand side of the results screen.

WorldCat (OCLC)
WorldCat is a catalog of library collections worldwide. WorldCat highlights publications available at Villanova University. Other items can be requested via an inter-library loan request form.
WorldCat Step-by-Step is a self-paced interactive tutorial for students new to this resource.

International Medieval Bibliography (Brepols)
The International Medieval Bibliography (IMB) is a comprehensive bibliography of articles in journals and books.

Iter: Bibliography of Medieval and Renaissance Europe from 400-1700
A bibliography of more than 300 scholarly journal titles pertaining to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

JSTOR
A searchable and browsable archive of full-text core journals and books in the humanities, social sciences and mathematics.

E-ZBorrow and Interlibrary Loan
E-ZBorrow books are provided by a local library network and tend to arrive faster than interlibrary loans.

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

A Companion to the Medieval World

Daily Life in Medieval Europe

New Cambridge Medieval History (7 vols.)
A comprehensive history of Europe from 500 to 1500 AD written by leading international scholars.

Medieval England: An Encyclopedia

Medieval History Reference Titles
Selected print and online encyclopedias and companions.

Chicago Style

Chicago Manual of Style Online
The 17th edition of the standard style manual used by writers and editors of scholarly books and journals.
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Use the Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide for easy reference.

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